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Legion (2010)

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When a group of strangers at a dusty roadside diner come under attack by demonic forces, their only chance for survival lies with an archangel named Michael, who informs a pregnant waitress that her unborn child is humanity's last hope.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Bettany ... Michael
Lucas Black ... Jeep Hanson
Tyrese Gibson ... Kyle Williams
Adrianne Palicki ... Charlie
Charles S. Dutton ... Percy Walker
Jon Tenney ... Howard Anderson
Kevin Durand ... Gabriel
Willa Holland ... Audrey Anderson
Kate Walsh ... Sandra Anderson
Dennis Quaid ... Bob Hanson
Jeanette Miller ... Gladys Foster
Cameron Harlow Cameron Harlow ... Minivan Boy
Doug Jones ... Ice Cream Man
Josh Stamberg ... Burton
Yancey Arias ... Estevez
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Storyline

An out-of-the-way diner becomes the unlikely battleground for the survival of the human race. When God loses faith in humankind, he sends his legion of angels to bring on the Apocalypse. Humanity's only hope lies in a group of strangers trapped in a desert diner with the Archangel Michael (Bettany). Written by Anonymous

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When the last angel falls, the fight for mankind begins.

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Action | Fantasy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody violence, and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

In 2014, SyFy network launched a television series called Dominion that is set 25 years after the events in Legion. In 2015, after two seasons, SyFy cancelled the series. See more »

Goofs

When Kyle first arrives he asks Charlie for a cigarette. Her cigarette keeps changing lengths during this scene. Obviously a different cigarette. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Charlie: [voice-over] When I was a little girl, my mother would remind me each night before bed, to open up my heart to God, for He was kind, merciful, and just. Things changed when my father left a few years later, leaving her to raise me and my brothers in a place on the edge of the Mojave Desert. She never talked of a kind and merciful God again. Instead she spoke of a prophecy. Of a time when all the world would be covered in darkness and the fate of mankind would be decided. One night, ...
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Crazy Credits

At the very end of the credits, there is about 10 seconds of "Turkey In The Straw" (the ice cream truck music). See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Rep (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Achilles - The Breakdown
Performed by The Showdown
Written by David Edison Bunton, Joshua Michael Childers, Andrew Joseph Barnette, Eric Allen Koruschak
Courtesy of Solid State Records / EMI CMG
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Story might not be original, but performances are excellent!
10 June 2010 | by dean-harmseSee all my reviews

This movie didn't arrive in my country with much fanfare, so before I bought a ticket I did some research. Most reviews were negative, but I went to see it out of pure boredom. I didn't expect much and having read all the negative reviews I watched it with my critics glasses on.

I actually enjoyed this movie. Never have I given a movie 8/10 before. Why did I do it now? Performances. I reckon the people who went out to see this movie expected blood, guts and fecal matter flying all over the place. Instead they found hardcore actors doing what they do best. Even lesser known actors were up there doing it with the masters of the industry. Paul Bettany is one of the most underrated actors of our time. When has he ever given anything but a solid performance? Dennis Quaid? His prettiness might be a thing of the past, but as a performer he grows with every movie he makes. The same goes for the whole cast. They all acted like superstars.

You won't like this movie if you're into mindless B-grade BS. If, however, you like movies because the actors telling the story makes a fantasy feel so real you actually feel you're gonna break the armrests off your chair you should do yourself a favor and see this movie.

On a final note. Being a Christian myself I did not find this movie offensive at all.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 January 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Legion See more »

Filming Locations:

New Mexico, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$26,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,501,625, 24 January 2010

Gross USA:

$40,168,080

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$67,918,658
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Company Credits

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Screen Gems, Bold Films See more »
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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